Winchesters new 17 cartridge

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Terry Scott, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Been reading about the new 17 win mag rim fire
    Anyone have any idea when we will see them in stores?
    20 gr @ 3000fps 25 gr@ 2650 fps
     
  2. tuck2

    tuck2 Well-Known Member

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    I read that that the ammo will be available April 2013 but have not read anything about when rifles will be available.. It will take a while. I have ammo, bullets, powder, primers, empty brass ,reloading dies ,scope, and sling for a 17 Hornet but still no rifle.
     

  3. outback andy

    outback andy Active Member

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    Yea, It will be callied a .17 Super Mag, its based on the 27 cal fastener cartridge, I would of liked to see a .22 Super Mag come out first, maybe down the road I'll see one...
     
  4. 429421Cowboy

    429421Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Had talked to some of the guys over on Cast Boolits about it, and actually wish they would have went with something more along the lines of a .25 Super Mag to give a better choice to people restricted to rimfires for varmits up to coyote size.
    If i buy a .17 it'll be a Hornet that i can reload so i know i'll always have ammo for.
    It's a pretty gutsy move for Winchester since the round will take a totally new bolt and mag as well, at least the HMR only needed a proven .22 mag gun with a new barrel to be makin' bacon, this will take a little more to work out. I'll be interested to see what ammo costs and how far it goes.
     
  5. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    I just got a sale paper from Grice gun shop today . it has a savage model 17 B. MAG 17 win super mag sav96901 $300 may 2013 expected delivery . ammo approx $15 per 50 . 20 grain @ 3000fps or 25 grain @ 2600fps this is the only rifle I see listed in the 17 win mag rimfire
     
  6. weird1

    weird1 Well-Known Member

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    How long are you going to wait to get the gun?
     
  7. tuck2

    tuck2 Well-Known Member

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    It is common to have to wait for rifles after a new cartridge is annonced. Im still looking for a CZ 17 Hornet rifle , but Iv heard that CZ is shipping out some Hornet rifles now.. We will be lucky if we have a 17 Win MR rifle by the fall of 2013.
     
  8. outback andy

    outback andy Active Member

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    Yea, and more like $19.00 + for a box of 50.